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Need to stock up on dates for Iftar? Here are some of the best options

Dates are some of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits available. It provides a healthy dose of protein, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, vitamin B6 and manganese. It is also high in antioxidants and fibre and is typically used as a natural sweetener. 

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Besides their health properties, dates are commonly consumed by Muslims when they break their fast during Ramadan, which is why the fruit starts to trend during this period each year.

As we are just days from Ramadan (which falls on April 3), here are some of the best places in Singapore where you can pick up some of these dates for yourself or your loved ones this year.

1. All Kurma

Halal-certified and vegan approved, All Kurma is a supplier which sells dates, nuts, dried fruit and other superfoods. What makes All Kurma stand out from the others is that it carries date collections from the UAE, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and many more; this means you have a wide variety of dates to choose from. 

While All Kurma has all types of date variations, we highly recommend its Jericho Medjool Dates which are 100 per cent Palestinian-produced from farm to plate. 

These dates are slightly larger as compared to regular dates and are juicy, fleshy and sweet. 

Buy them here.

2. Osman Dates

If you are looking to elevate your Ramadan season, Osman Dates is a local Ajwa Aliyah supplier that you need to have on your radar.

Ajwa Aliyah is one of the highest grades of dates in the world that originates from Madinah, Saudi Arabia. It is sweet, juicy and irresistible. 

You can get your dates in a variety of package sizes from 250 grams to five kilograms.

Buy them here.

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3. Saudagar Kurma Singapore

Saudagar Kurma Singapore is a great place to visit if you are looking to be able to explore a variety of dates.

The shop boasts a wide selection of dates such as Ajwa Aaliyah, Medjoul Palestine, Safawi, Mabroom and Piarom Mariami dates.

They also do islandwide delivery so you can order as many as you please without having to leave home.

Buy them here.

4. Singapore Ajwa Dates

Known for its healing and anti-cancer properties, Ajwa is certainly in a league of its own when it comes to dates. With its subtle sweetness and bold and distinctive flavour, it’s no wonder why many gravitate towards it during Ramadan. 

If you are looking for a way to get your hands on some, try Singapore Ajwa Dates as it flies in premium royal Ajwa dates that have been handpicked from the deserts of Arabia from trusted, sustainable and ethical farms.

Buy them here.

5. Qasr

Considering how nutrient-dense and healthy dates are, you’re going to want to make sure that your fruits are sourced from a reliable place. 

If you want fresh dates that come directly from the Middle East, Qasr is an online store that sells Ajwa, Mabroom, Medjoul, Safawi and more in a variety of package sizes. 

Its Medjoul dates, in particular, are delivered straight from Palestine and are unprocessed to preserve their freshness.

Buy them here.

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